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." and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, i am live in new york city. a part of the city that has been evacuated. new york city is under siege right now from sandy -- a little hard here, even to talk, as you can tell. let's get to chad myers in atlanta. i know it's been downgraded, but right here, it feels like it's stronger by the -- >> it's just a different name. it's not so much that it got downgraded. it is just no longer tropical in nature, which means it's colder than it is warmer. and you will feel that. you will feel that cold air wrap in. we've had reports of sleet all over the eastern united states today as that cold air has been wrapping in. the wind blowing down and the rain drops on the way down to the ground turning into small, little sleet pellets. the reason why you are getting more wind right now is because the wind field is coming around to you, blowing that water into the battery. this is going to be an issue for you, it's right where you are at battery park city will begin to flood. at least another couple of feet from where you are now bec
by in battery park city in lower new york city. erin? >> out front next, a deadly night. 11 people now dead in five states, thanks to hurricane sandy and flooding continues an the east coast. incredible flooding, over a 1,000-mile area. here in manhattan where we already posted records on that front, a crane is dangling from a skyscraper in midtown and it could drop at any time. the latest as we continue to track storm sandy. track storm sandy. let's go out front. -- captions by vitac -- >>> good evening, everyone. i'm erin burnett "outfront" tonight. i want to welcome our viewers from around the world who are watching this storm that we've been watching over 1,000 mile area here on the east coast of the united states. affecting about 20% of the united states population. flooding has been the big issue. where i'm standing right now, those of you who are watching the earlier, know the water was up above my knee. we set a record here in lower manhattan, in terms of a storm surge. the record is 13.88 feet, exceeding by almost three feet the record set back in 1960 with hurricane
in new york city. this is a glimpse of the situation, utility companies are dealing with right now, up and down the eastern seaboard, the northeast particularly, from virginia to d.c. to maine. nearly 3 million people in new york, new jersey alone have lost power. >> the superstorm slammed into the jersey coast just as it made landfall a few hours ago. and sandy has been adding to the death toll. extreme winds and dangerous surge of floodwaters continues right now. police say at least three people have died and two or more of those deaths in mennen township, 30 miles west of new york city. governor chris christie of new jersey, over and over reported -- repeatedly tried to tell people to get out of that area. >> i'm very disappointed in the fact that some decided to disregard my instruction, my order. i'm concerned it might lead to the loss of life. >> tonight reports of homes flooded under several feet of water and we've seen floodwaters, atlantic city where ali velshi was all night. several rescues under way, including people stranded in their cars, trying to get away from all of thi
like i have never experienced in my life in new york city. it's something that has been missing on the streets of new york during the storm. they were empty, but today with public transportation shut down, and the crane disruption, commuters sat for hours and hours and hours in bumper-to-bumper traffic. we ran into a lot of trouble ourselves as we tried to get to hoboken. it took us a half hour to move two blocks and another two plus hours to get to hoboken which is five miles away. hopefully this will make the commute easier for some, tomorrow parts of the new york city subway will reopen which is miraculous because the pictures you're seeing, that's still the case in some parts of the system but they've managed to open other parts. it's an incredible testament to new york. still to come, coming to the rescue, i spent the day with the national guard in hoboken, new jersey, going door to door helping people from their homes and governor cuomo of new york visited what's left of a queens neighborhood torched by a massive fire. residents tried to come home for the first time and fo
it. poppy harlow is out front with his amazing story. >> we thought he was like the inner city poet. he was this wandering spirit around the city. >> reporter: a dylan-esque detroit native who tried his hand at rock history in the '70s. ♪ >> we walked in and heard the songs he was singing, what he was writing. we had to record him. we had to make a deal. he's great. this is it. >> reporter: but it wasn't. rodriguez's albums flopped in the u.s. somehow, though, his first album, "cold fact" made it halfway around the world and became a massive hit. >> in south africa he was the pantheon of rock gods. >> to us it was one of the most famous records of all time. >> reporter: the sound track of the anti-apartheid movement. but at home in detroit, rodriguez had no idea. he had given up his music career. that was four decades ago. you used to play right across the street there, right? >> i played in a lot of places in detroit. >> reporter: unaware of his fame abroad and getting no royalties, rodriguez lived on little, raising his daughters doing demolition work. >> i'm not a stranger to h
in the american people. but his city, the home of the alamo and the river walk, has decided to send hundreds of millions of dollars in profits from a 25-year solar energy deal to south korea. it is the largest public utility solar project in american history. and american solar companies are upset that they didn't get it. >> it was san antonio's choice and it's just important for us to move beyond the disappointment. >> sandy owns dallas based one sol tech, a company that partnered with a group of other u.s. companies on a san antonio bid. they believed they had not only the experience needed to pull off the project, but also the the financial backing. >> our consortium was really a combination of all size companies. all kinds of experience. >> and they thought they'd win the deal or lose to a group with similar backing and experience, but the winner was called oci. a relative none known. they had never produced a single megawatt of power. >> it was surprised to hear of oci winning that contract because there are better known project developers in t u.s. >> she writes about the -- she says s
in new york city. that move did not trigger a red flag, and that, according to elected officials, is a problem. >> but we do know that the student visa program in the hands of a few wrong-doers, so-called, sham oouuniversities around the country, are serving as a back door for foreign nationals to enter our country improperly. >> "outfront" tonight is susan candiotti. you find out how easy it might have been for this young man to get a student visa? >> i talked to another student that attended that same university in missouri, and this is a student from bangladesh. he told me that the process he thought took a really long time. i said how long? he said a month and a half. i don't think that's that long. he said he was asked three questions and three questions only in an interview in bangladesh. the three questions were, number one, how did you learn about the school? okay. easy enough for him to answer. he read about it on the enter the net and figured he could afford it. number two, he was asked what do your parents do for a living, and the third question is your grades aren't p
perhaps my perspective is slightly skewed because i do live in new york city, where we pretty much assume that restaurant food is at least 10% made up of rat droppings. 15% sometimes. 20%, max. look, at the end of the day, no one wants to see road kill bambi being carted into the restaurant they're eating at but in the restaurant's defense, they do offer takeout. that does it for us. "outfront" starts now. "outfront" next, did washington reject repeated requests for increased security in benghazi? that's what happened, according to house republicans in a letter sent to secretary clinton today. one of the authors of the letter, representative darrell issa comes "outfront." >>> plus, we're 24 hours away from the first presidential debate. what are they going to say? we've got advisers to both of them. mitt and barack "outfront" tonight. and how a lot of money is riding on tomorrow's debate. a lot. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, warning signs missed? that's what the republican head of the house oversight committee is charging ton
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... ♪ our city streets... skies around the world... ♪ ...northrop grumman's security solutions are invisibly at work, protecting people's lives... [ soldier ] move out! [ male announcer ] ...without their even knowing it. that's the value of performance. northrop grumman. that make kids happy. and even fewer that make moms happy too. with wholesome noodles and bite sized chicken, nothing brings you together like chicken noodle soup from campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. >>> we start the second half of our show with stories we care about where we focus our reporting on the front lines and we begin with iran. a a camera man who came for the u.n. general assembly is now trying to stay here in the united states. his american lawyer says he applied for an asylum. in a statement, he said my client disagrees with the reg e regime. he had concerns on how they would treat him upon his return to iran. we're going to keep following that story. >>> honda is recalling more than 570,000 accords sold in this country due to potential fire risks. the problem is with power steering hos
his passport applications and records, i will give to a charity of his choice inner city children in chicago, american cancer society, aids research, anything he wants, a check immediately for $5 million. >> the twitterverse exploded with bipartisan snark. barbara boxer wrote i will give $50 to the charity of his choice if he tries to stop making this about himself. david frum tweeted, his genius plan -- even the obama camp got in on it. when asked for a comment, david plouffe told reporters, direct those questions to boston because trump is romney's biggest supporter, so he owns everything he says. really appreciate your taking the time. at the time romney called the endorsement a delight to use -- questioning whether or not barack obama was born in this country. is it true what david plouffe said then? >> of course it's not true, it's not the right thing for mitt romney. that's what what's on the american people's minds. that's what families talk about at the dinner table at home about how bad the economy is, how weak the job market is, about how family incomes have gone down un
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in the suburbs around this very important city of columbus. they say they were offended by that remark. now, they're happy, encouraged to hear that romney is walking away from it, almost apologizing for it, but to them it means he doesn't get their struggle. so progress for governor romney. he needs more. >> in a word, john, literally, can romney now win the presidency? is it within reach? >> reporter: yes. >> and the answer is yes. there you have it. you give the man a word, and he delivers. thanks to john king. the question so many are asking. >>> well, this man cried the night president obama was elected. but does magic johnson still feel the same sense of hope and change as he did in 2008? i spoke to him earlier today. and i asked him that very question. >> yeah, nothing has changed. i'm still a big supporter of president obama. i think that he inherited a mess. it took him a long time to really wrap his arms around the mess. and he's doing a good job of trying t brain the economy back, trying to get us jobs. could he have done a better job? of course. of course. will he do a better job? i th
region of this state is northern western ohio, cities like akron. john avlon has more. >> for decades, economic news here has been bleak. once the bread basket and manufacturing backbone of the nation, ohio's been hit hard by outsourcing. family farms have been fighting for survival. but a bright spot is emerging here. a boom brought on my natural gas and oil wells. carol and her husband roger have been dairy farmers in carroll county for decades, raising five kids and working around the clock. >> the farm is around here. we didn't have -- to work together, our bills were paid and we couldn't do anything. we couldn't go anywhere. everything went back into what we were doing. to make our payments. >> then, opportunity knocked. rex energy wanted to lease their land for oil and gas exploration. suddenly, local farmland that would be worth $15 per acre is now valued at 5800 and lisa's allowed farmer to keep a portion of the profits in oil and gas are found. >> in 2009, did you ever have a thought that might be this would happen? >> no. never. and when that check came, i cried. i cried. >>
traveling aboard cnn's election express. this evening in lakeland, florida, a city that sits literally in the heart of the i-4 corridor, known for swing voters. it's not just a swing state, john. it's the swing voters in that swing state. what are they telling you? >> reporter: listen, we've been talking today. it's fascinating. one said last night's debate did help make up her mind. for folks for president obama, a since of frustration, a former supporter said it's his responsibility to get things done. he's the president. definite matter how difficult congress is. another person who is going to be voting for president obama instead of mitt romney says we need a president, not a boss. saying he might not get it done. as you know, erin, it's florida, florida, florida. bush won by 537 votes in 2000. 29 electoral votes total, the biggest prize in the swing state this season. >> and why lakeland? what makes that area so important and such a toss-up? >> reporter: sure. you know, it's the i-4 corridor, the swing part of the sunshine state is the center of the state. stretching from tampa ba
. the recent tracks have frankenstorm hitting the new york city area tuesday morning. >>> and now to mali where there are reports men killed several civilians. a source tells "outfront" tonight, at least six people have been killed, and adds that the circumstances of their death is under investigation. it's acts like these that might finally bring military intervention to mali. today the u.n. deputy general said there is a unique sense of purpose as they prepare for potential military operations in mali. >>> apple reported quarterly numbers after the markets closed. they were disappointsing. $8.2 billion, sales over $36 billion. $36 billion in ipads is amazing. these profits weren't as much as analysts were looking for. apple sold 27 million iphones, more than expected. but the ipad is actually where apple missed the mark. 14 million were sold. analysts thinking the number would be well over 15 million. >>> 448 days since the united states lost its top credit rating. what are we doing to get it back? first time claims for unemployment benefits fell by 23,000 last week to 369,000. claims have be
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